Beyer v. USA
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER : IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner's writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 and all of his claims arising herein are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability shall issue in this cause, inasmuch as petitioner has failed to make a substantial showing that he has been denied a constitutional right.. Signed by District Judge Ronnie L. White on 09/22/2016. (KCB)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
ROBERTS . BEYER, II,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
No. 4:16CV1485 RLW
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on petitioner Robert S. Beyer, II's Motion Under 28
U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence by a Person in Federal Custody, filed
September 19, 2016. This cause will be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
On September 8, 2016, following a trial by jury, petitioner was convicted of one count of
wire fraud and one count of engaging in an unlawful monetary transaction involving criminally
(USA v. Beyer, No. 4:14-CR-318-RLW, Docket No. 140).
sentencing is scheduled for December 7, 2016.
This Court has jurisdiction over petitions filed pursuant to § 2255 to prisoners "in custody
under sentence," and specifically:
[a] prisoner in custody under sentence of a court established by Act of Congress
claiming the right to be released upon the ground that the sentence was imposed
in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States, or that the court was
without jurisdiction to impose such sentence, or that the sentence was in excess of
the maximum authorized by law, or is otherwise subject to collateral attack, may
move the court which imposed the sentence to vacate, set aside or correct the
28 U.S.C. § 2255 (a).
Because petitioner has not yet been sentenced, he is not "in custody under sentence" as
required to establish subject matter jurisdiction in this Court. Rule 12(h)(3) of the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure requires that the Court dismiss any action over which it lacks jurisdiction.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that petitioner' s writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 2255 and all of his claims arising herein are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability shall issue in this
cause, inasmuch as petitioner has failed to make a substantial showing that he has been denied a
A separate Order of Dismissal will be entered.
Dated this 22nd day of September, 2016.
UNITED STA TES DISTRICT JUDGE
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